By Chibulu Musonda
Zambia striker Patson Daka was a second half sub as Red Bull Salzburg made the Champions League play-off with a 4-0 aggregate bashing of Shkendija.
Coach Marcos Rose left the 19-year-old on the bench starting with a lone man upfront in leading scorer Maones Dabour.
Rose packed the midfield in a 4-2-3-1 formation trying to protect a hefty 3-0 lead secured at home in Austria last week.
With the game headed for a barren draw, Daka was introduced in place of the 26-year-old Israeli Dabour.
Enock “Computer” Mwepu was left on the bench.
In stoppage time, Japanese Minomina Takuma hit the winner in Ukraine for Red Bull Salzburg to progress to the pre-group stage round.
In France, Stopilla Stoppila Sunzu figured at the heart of the Metz defence alongside Ghanaian John Boye as the Lig 2 leaders came from behind to defeat Grenoble Foot 38 2-1 in the French Lig Cup.
In South Africa, Wedson Nyirenda’s Baroka FC nicked a precious point off Wada’s former club Kaiser Chiefs in a 1-1 draw in the ABSA Premiership.